Every time I walk into our office I get a big smile on my face. I can’t help it. I think about the people who will come here and who’s lives I get to be a part of. I think about their stories, relationships and successes and the hard work that lies ahead. I think about being able to do the therapy that I love. I get excited about teaching groups and being part of that community, watching people gain strength and insight from others dealing with similar feelings and situations. I think about the road to healing hurting hearts and relationships. This space is so much more than just an office space. For me our office represents a chance to do the kind of therapy I feel passionate about. No matter what kind of day I am having, whenever I step foot in our office I just smile and that is a good feeling. I know that therapy will not always be easy and there will be hard days but I have no doubt that I will bring that same passion and emotion through my office door every day.
I realize that my reaction upon entering the office is likely not the same reaction our clients may have. I understand that for clients, starting therapy and walking through that office door for the first time is not likely to elicit a smile. Rather, it is likely a time filled with anxiety. As I have said before, starting something new is scary and following through to join us for that first session or group can be intimidating. I hope that before long, you have the same feeling of hope and community when you walk through our office door.